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Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy
Consumer Web Site Privacy Policy

Effective Date: July 1, 2004

Our Commitment to Privacy
Brown & Toland Medical Group ("Brown & Toland") is committed to maintaining the privacy of those who use our Web site. This Web Site Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Web site.

Information We Collect

When you visit our Web site, you may provide us with two types of information: 1) personal information you knowingly choose to disclose and 2) Web site use information.

Personal information is any information you've provided us through our Web site that uniquely identifies you, such as name, social security number, health plan ID number, medical record number, date of birth, telephone number, address, or email address, to name a few.

Web site use information is information that is gathered automatically by Brown & Toland to track Web site activity, including the number of users and the pages visited. Web site use information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, and date/time stamp. Web site use information does not identify individual users.

To access the secure services on our Web site, "cookies" must be enabled. Cookies are pieces of information stored on a user's computer which allow us to recognize repeat users, track usage patterns and better serve you when you return to our site. Cookies are not used on non-secure portions of Brown & Toland's Web site.

How We Use Information
Brown & Toland uses the personal information that you submit to us via our Web site to administer our business activities and to respond to your inquiries. We will not sell, lease, rent, or license your personal information to a third party, unless you authorize us to do so. We may provide your personal information to health care entities involved in providing health care to you, such as your health plan or physician. In such case, Brown & Toland will disclose personal information in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Questions About Your Personal Information
If you have questions about your personal information maintained by Brown & Toland, please contact us by email, phone, or postal service listed in the "Contact Us" section below.

Our Commitment to Security
The security of your personal information is important to Brown & Toland. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and ensure the correct use of information, Brown & Toland has adopted stringent security standards. These standards include physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect and secure the information that we collect from you. While we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. We, therefore, cannot guarantee absolute security. If you wish, you may contact us, instead, at the telephone number listed below in the "Contact Us" section.

Health Information on Our Web Site

The health information provided on this Web site is intended to provide general information only. This information is not intended to substitute for the exercise of a physician's professional judgment, or the consultation with an expert physician. In providing this information, Brown & Toland is not assuming professional responsibility for the patient's treatment or any associated risks.

Links to Other Web Sites
This Web site contains links to other Web sites that are not owned or controlled by Brown & Toland. Please be aware that Brown & Toland is not responsible for the privacy practices, content or accuracy of such other Web sites.

Brown & Toland encourages you to be aware when you leave our Web site and to read the privacy policies of every Web site that collects your personal information.

Changes to Our Web Site Privacy Policy

Brown & Toland reserves the right to change this Web Site Privacy Policy at any time without advance notice to our users.

Contact Us
If you have questions regarding our Web Site Privacy Policy or other general questions, please contact us at:

Brown & Toland Medical Group
P.O. Box 640469
San Francisco, CA 94164-0469
800.225.5637
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